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    06-25-2012, 02:15 PM
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Sorry, I guess I might have sounded too harsh in my statements. My bad. Anyway, I was trying to say that I am completely against sedating (not this case, yeah) and using calmers on a horse to gain better control over a specific situation that is not medical, as in trail riding, training sessions, etc., where actually better training and patience should be applied. I am not against natural, mild supplements in daily feed that help to take the edge off a horse that really needs it over time, and I am also not against calming or sedating a horse when it is really needed because of medical reasons, as operations, teeth floating, etc.
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    06-25-2012, 08:14 PM
Originally Posted by LikeaTB    
Thanks for all the responses! I agree, using something to dull the senses isn't right, but using osmething to help calm the horse down would be ok. He hasn't been out on many trails, and that's why he was being taken out by an advanced rider. I think the reason they gave it to him was because even with the calming stuff, he was still really antsy and pretty spazzy and freaking at the beginning , and if they didn't use anything to calm him, the could have hurt himself or someone else from being so wild.

This horse is ridden by little kids for horse camps and he's fine in the arena. He goes over the arena obstacles very well and that is probably why they decided to take him out. He needed some experience :)
My bold. If that bad, then the horse should not have been taken out on the trail. Training, training, training. Where's the line between "calming" and sedating anyway? It seems pretty gray to me. All a form of medication to override lack of training, IMO.

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